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There is a reason that the Scout Motto is “Be Prepared.” When you are out in the wild, you must be safe and have a tool for any situation—just in case. If you are prepping for a camping trip, here are some tips you can start doing now to be safe.

Pack Efficiently

To be prepared, you should bring as much as you can. Efficient packing methods are the best way to carry a lot of material on your person at one time. For example, when packing clothing, roll them instead of folding. Though your clothes might not look as nice, you will be able to pack more items in your bag—which is essential for maximum preparedness.

You should also invest in camping gear that is more collapsible—so you can easily store them in your bag. Your backpack should also have many pockets and spaces to store items, and should be able to remain cool and dry inside.

Know the Wildlife

Before you leave for your camping trip, you should know the kinds of wildlife that live in your adopted, outdoor home. Thankfully, because of the Internet, it has become simple to figure this out. The tougher part is knowing how to handle the different animals and insects once you get there.

Ask for advice on the area before you go. You should understand the insect pain index to know which insects are dangerous. Brush up on your basic first-aid skills so you can be prepared to help a friend or yourself in an emergency.

Bring an Emergency Kit

While this may seem obvious, you should always have an emergency kit on-hand. Though you hopefully will not have to use it, many outdoor survival kits can make the difference between life and death. An emergency kit should include at least some type of first aid, but should also include a pocket knife, whistle, thermometer, flashlight, and many other things.

You can easily build your own emergency kit instead of paying for a pre-packaged one online. Most emergency kits consist of everyday items that are lying around your home. This will save you money and potentially your life. Ask people who have camped in your future spot what they recommend you bring.

As you improve your emergency preparedness, you will feel even more excited for your camping experience. The wilderness provides one of the most satisfying places to feel free and relaxed. By following these tips, you can make sure you can have a safe and enjoyable camping trip that everyone will remember.

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